Finally, a marathon, half marathon, and 50km created just for walkers by walkers.
We Walk! and we are proud of it.
We welcome all walkers, including, but not limited to, fitness walkers, power walkers, nordic walkers, race walkers, hikers, walk/runners and even, gasp, even ordinary walkers.
The course is was selected by walkers to be walker-friendly.
The course follows an old railroad bed, covering a small part of the Fargo to St. Paul run. Most of the course is through rural Minnesota, with excellent views of farms, woods, marshes and, of course, a few of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.
Every 6 miles or so, the course emerges from rural Minnesota into small-town Minnesota. You'll walk right alongside main street, providing easy access to the restaurants, quick-stop shopping, real bathrooms at the trail head, and even bars.
The marathon and 50 km starts at 7am and the half marathon starts at 8:30am. The course stays open until 4pm. This gives you 9 hours to complete the marathon or 50 km (20 min/mile pace for the marathon and 17 min/mile pace for 50km)) or 7 1/2 hours to complete the half marathon (34 min/mile pace).
With an event on the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a Lake Wobegon costume contest as part of the Friday evening pre-race dinner. You don't have to dress up to attend the dinner, or to walk the marathon, but why not have a little extra fun?
New For This Year
We reduced the distance between port-a-potties on the course by half by adding a port-a-potty at each unstaffed aid station between the towns. See the course information for details.
Come walk with us!
Can't make it this year?
Put the 3rd Saturday in May on your calendar. The 2014 edition of the We Walk! Marathon, Half Marathon and 50km will be held on May 17, 2014.